Organic Baby Clothes

  • The perfect fit - Finding clothes to fit over a cloth nappy

    Cloth Nappy I adore my real nappies

    My name's Kerry aka Fluffy, I'm mummy to two beautiful girls Little Squidge and Puddle. Together we run Fluffy & Squidge making handmade crochet clothing we also have a blog that runs alongside documenting our adventures which we're never short of ?

    So this week has been real nappy week Wohooo! anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my real nappies, my friends all say that I have OND (obsessive nappy disorder) if anybody mentioned real nappies near me you couldn't hide the look of horror on Mr Squidge's face as I squealed like a giddy child and promptly started an hour long speech on how amazing real nappies are.

    From the moment I found out I was pregnant with Little Squidge I knew the one thing that I wanted to do was use reusable nappies, even though lots of people said I wouldn't stick it out and they'd give me a month at most!

    I spent hours pouring over the internet reading about the different brands and the different types after finally settling on a brand I ordered my nappies and by the time that they arrived the seed was sown I was truly hooked, I didn't even have a baby yet! Who cares though pretty nappies ?

    Little Squidge arrived 2 weeks early weighing 5lbs 8oz and baby Puddle arrived 4 weeks early weighing a tiny 5lbs, they both went straight into my tiny nappies and they were a great fit just looking at their tiny squidgy bottoms filled my heart with such joy.

    Everything was going well until I hit my first bump getting clothes to fit, I quickly realised that clothing on the high street was really hit and miss with a cloth bummed baby. I would struggle to find trousers that were comfy on the bottom without being too tight, I'd have to size up and then they ended up being huge on the waist with super long legs which tend to look silly on my tiny girls.

    Then we started using other brands our favourite being Piccalilly their clothing is cut for cloth so is perfect for big bums especially now Puddle is on the move! We love them so much we have recently become brand ambassadors for them.

    Our favourite cloth nappy clothes are from Piccalilly Our favourite cloth nappy clothes are from Piccalilly

    When looking for clothing for cloth bums it needs to be soft fabric that's got plenty of room without looking like you've dressed your baby in a sack, if the clothing is too tight you end up with compression leaks which of course no one wants.

    There needs to be enough stretch and movement in the fabric so that Puddle can move around at ease, we used to find especially with Dungarees that within moments of putting them on her they'd be huge gaping holes between the legs where the popper's had come undone.

    I also wanted clothes that had bold prints and bright colours, neither of my girls are particularly girly girls so pink frills are a no go here, Little Squidge much prefers her superhero costumes if it's got a cape she's sold.

    In short if Puddle can move around and cause havoc whilst looking comfy then we're onto a winner these comfy reversible Dungarees and stripy romper from Piccalilly's new summer range are perfect, they tick all the boxes and will see Puddle right through the summer months ?

    Look for soft clothing when looking to for clothing for cloth nappies Look for soft clothing when looking to for clothing for cloth nappies

    So there we have it, what to look for when your looking for clothing to fit a cute squishy cloth bummed baby. We absolutely love our Piccalilly clothes they are perfect for any cloth bummed adventurer. The fun prints and comfy material means they always stand out from the crowd were never short of compliments when we're out rocking our Piccalilly.

    Piccalilly's new summer ranges are perfect, they tick all the boxes. Piccalilly's new summer ranges are perfect, they tick all the boxes.

    Piccalilly's fun prints and comfy material means they stand out from the crowd! Piccalilly's fun prints and comfy material means they stand out from the crowd!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Guest blog post by Kerry Durrant from Fluffy & Squidge

  • Transport fun inspired by Piccalilly new season car print

    Transport inspired clothing for toddlers Transport inspired organic clothing for toddlers

    When I woke up to giggles and shrieking on a Monday morning, I knew I had to be on my A game. The little guy was so full of mischief already. Before 7am, my front room had been invaded by cars. So, I thought, lets roll with it. Here is our day of Piccalilly inspired fun with transport.

    After playing with the cars for a little longer than we should, we got dressed and headed out. We chose the transport organic cotton car print trousers, naturally. I love the print and they are so soft and comfy it’s like Dex is wearing PJ’s!

    Playing on the slide - a day of transportation fun! Transportation fun - Sliding cars down the slide!

     

     

    We were shopping for ingredients for a special treat…more on that later…but the cheeky monkey streak was still strong. I needed something to tire him out!

    This activity is super cheap and easy to do – all you need is a ramp and toys with wheels so you can explore how fast or slow your vehicles go. We used our slide, but I’ve done this at the park, on a slope and at school where we make huge car cities using plastic drainpipes! It is so much fun and a guarenteed win. Dexter loves it and shouts ‘GO!’ every time they whizz down the slide.

    After lunch, we sat down for a story before naptime…Yup…you guessed it…he picked the ‘Things That Go’ book.

    I find the best time for puzzles is just after the little chap has woken up. He is usually happy to sit quietly and concentrate on one task because he is more refreshed.

    The best time for puzzles is after a nap! The best time for puzzles is after a nap!

     

    These were a Christmas gift last year and have really come into their own from 18 months+ I like that they grow with them, initally just a puzzle but later, children can begin to name the objects and compare the number of wheels, colours etc.

     

    While the little guy was a busy bee playing with these puzzles I started getting prepped for dinner and also made that little treat I mentioned…

    Baby Led Cookie Dough Baby Led Cookie Dough

    The cookie cutters I used for these were an online  purchase and easy to use. The recipe is the Baby Led Biscuit dough. You can search for it on my blog www.babyledblog.com.

    We spent the rest of the day visiting friends and sharing the Piccalilly (and biscuit) love. By the time dinner time came around Dexter was shattered!

    The sushi rice mold is really easy to use – you prep the rice in advance and just pull it out when you are ready to eat. The traffic light fruit was achieved by using a melon baller and the silicone truck spoon is by Oogaa baby.

    Supper after a busy day! Supper after a busy day!

    So, there you have it…a day jam packed with Piccalilly fun! We really love our Piccalilly clothes – they are truly designed with kids in mind and inspire creativity and fun. Well done Piccalilly!

    Piccalilly organic cotton boys car print Piccalilly organic cotton car print - Autumn-16

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I'm Faye. Mama, wife, teacher and blogger. I blog over at babyledblog.com about all things babyled; weaning, fashion and fun. We love bright colours, Mr Tumble, bold prints and anything outdoorsy.

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